Riots, thefts and murder

8 – Escaping the Riot Alfredo Santana, a PCC student who immigrated to America from Mexico, thought he wouldn’t make it home that night. Driving to drop off magazines at a 7-11 in Inglewood during the L.A. Riots of 1992, Santana was terrified out of his mind when he was stopped by a group of men in the road.  The men proceeded to jam a large metal flag into his windshield, kicked open his rear window, and dragged him out of the car. He was …

Sticks and stones: words do hurt

The popular magazine Rolling Stone, in a daring and striking article, “A Rape On Campus,” set their ambitions high to create an impact with an emphatic story while spreading awareness of sexual assault at a college. However, with such great ambitions and an attractive story, Rolling Stone didn’t watch their steps carefully and ended up running into a pole along the way.